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ABC Yanks the Cord on Mind Games

Tuesday 10 p.m. is becoming yet another trouble spot for network

ABC has pulled the plug on the Christian Slater drama Mind Games after just five episodes. The third new ABC series to fail to catch on in the Tuesday 10 p.m. slot—it was…

Cory Monteith Tribute Lifts Glee, NBC Comedies Sink

No relief in sight for Peacock’s Thursday night lineup

A heartfelt tribute to the late Cory Monteith (Finn) helped rally legions of Gleeks, giving the Fox musical drama its highest rating in over a year. “The Quarterback,” an elegy co-written…

Less Than Zero: ABC Drama Bows to Record Low Ratings

Zero Hour premieres to a 1.4 in the haunted Thursday night time slot

ABC’s Thursday 8 p.m. time slot continues to be a dead spot in the network’s prime-time lineup, as the new drama series Zero Hour premiered to record low ratings. Per Nielsen…

ABC Strikes Gold With the Oscars

Network sells out broadcast, fetching $1.7 million per :30

With just under three weeks to go before the film world descends on Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, ABC has sold the last available inventory in its broadcast of the 84th annual…

Mixed Ratings Results for Returning Idol

Fox stalwart’s demo delivery down 19 percent from 2012 debut

Season 12 of American Idol got off to a somewhat iffy start as the two-hour premiere failed to live up to last year’s debut. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the season…

Iger: Lack of Blockbusters Is Putting the Hurt on TV Ratings

Disney exec also cites time-shifting, Olympics disruption for ad market woes

While broadcasters have blamed everything from the DVR to the Olympics for a soft ad sales marketplace, Walt Disney Co. chairman and CEO Bob Iger on Thursday allowed that unspectacular…

'Elementary,' My Dear Nielsen

CBS solves 10 p.m. mystery with new Sherlock Holmes drama

CBS last night rolled to a decisive ratings victory, as its hybridized comedy-procedural lineup led to a strong series debut at 10 p.m. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, CBS’s new Sherlock Holmes…

No Laughing Matter: Season Premiere of ‘The Office’ Falls Flat

No end in sight for NBC’s Thursday night struggles

NBC’s Thursday night lineup continues to underwhelm, as the season premieres of The Office, Parks and Recreation and Up All Night failed to find an audience. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data,…

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